Creating a Screenshot

Reference Number: KB-00326
Last Modified: July 16, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect InteriorsHome Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


I would like to export my currently displayed screen to send to someone or to show a problem to Technical Support. How can I do this?


If you want to export an image of your plan or a 3D camera view in Chief Architect or Home Designer, you can do so using the Export Picture option in the software. If you need to create a screenshot image of an error or warning message, or need to create a screenshot of other details on your screen to send to Technical Support for troubleshooting purposes, then please see the appropriate resource for your operating system below to learn how.

To export a picture from Home Designer or Chief Architect

  1. Select File> Export> Export Picture .

  2. In the Export Picture File dialog that displays, choose an easy to find location, such as your Desktop to save the file to.

  3. Give the file a descriptive name, then click the Save button.

To create a screenshot image

If you're using a Chief Architect mobile application such as the 3D Viewer, please review the appropriate resource below for your mobile device.